I'm an artist and contemporary jewellery designer based in Amsterdam.
I was trained as a goldsmith during a technical education in Amsterdam.
After this I studied Fine Arts and Education. Throughout my art studies, jewellery and design always played a big role. Being trained as a goldsmith, a fine artist and an art teacher, I learned many ways of creating and expressing. Designing and making jewellery has always been the core and working within the contemporary and conceptual field is where
I feel comfortable.
I continue to develop myself as a jeweller and an artist working in my own studio, studying
new techniques and experimenting with different concepts.
I try to expand my artistry skills by following advanced technical courses and masterclasses (e.g., plique-à-jour and diverse casting techniques).
There are phases where I draw, paint, sculpt or work in ceramics. Designing and making
jewellery is always the core.
By nature I tend to work small. In jewellery I can work big. Contemporary jewellery enables me to translate my art into wearable pieces. They often but not always have a conceptual character. They often but not always are wearable.
Some pieces are unique and stand by themselves. Some grow as a family.
I have a need for series. They move like a red thread through my career and keep returning and developing. I have multiple ideas at the same time which I develop alongside of each other. A series is never really finished. There are times that I'm more inspired for one of them than for others and that's how they flow constantly, waiting for new energy to be revived.
I work very intuitive so in a way my work can be described as autobiographic. It's an ongoing process of personal development. It's all pieces of me.
2018 Workshop Plique-á-Jour enamelling by the association of Dutch enamelers
2014 Workshop Reticulation by Anke Akerboom
2012 Workshop Cuttlefish Casting by Anke Akerboom
2010-2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education (BFA Ed) - Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK)
2009-2012 Basic goldsmith training – Vakschool Edelsmeden Amsterdam
2008-2009 Product Design – Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HVA)
2007 Preliminary program Fine Arts – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)
12/2019 Blou Amsterdam, group exhibition Diamond Fever.
10/2019 Joya Barcelona, display exhibition.
10/2019 Dorien Dols Collectables, duo exhibition with Lindsey Fontijn.
09/2019 Madrid Joya, display exhibition.
09/2019 Yearbook Contemporary Jewellery, book representation.
07/2019 KunstRUIM; Diamant aan de Amstel, local group exhibition with different art disciplines.
03/2019 Accessory, Vogue Vanity Fair. Magazine publication.
02/2019 The Contemporary Jewel as never seen before, Artistar Jewels. Book representation.
02/2019 Milan Fashion Week, Artistar Jewels.
10/2018 Atelier route Amstelveen, Group exhibition with Matthijs Scholten, Ilse Vorstenbosch and Heidi Walheimer.
09/2018 Art route Aalsmeer, collective exhibition and art route through the city.
12/2017 Schmucke Berlin. Gallery representation.
05/2017 Open Ateliers Zuid. Duo exhibition with Anke Akerboom
10/2016 Galerie KIS. Exhibition and representation.
09/2016 Yearbook Contemporary Jewellery. Book representation.
06/2016 Toon Amsterdam. Sales exhibition.
04/2016 Galerie Fontrodona. Group exhibition with Roos Hilstra, Marloes Homan and Helene Koopmans.
06/2014 Graduation show and catalogue, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam.